Limerick District League Premier
Barry Sheedy hit a hat trick as Kilmallock United bounced back from two sizable defeats to comprehensively defeat the reigning champions on Tuesday night.
Former Limerick striker Sheedy was on fire early on for the hosts and hit three goals at a crucial time in the game to help his side to victory and move into second place in the top goal scorer charts.
The striker opened the scoring early on for the hosts, who bounced back from recent defeats against Pike and Fairview, before Carew responded and tied things up.
United then won a penalty and Sheedy put his side back in front from 12 yards.
However, Carew responded again and restored parity for a second time. On fire Sheedy had the perfect reply for the second time and finished well to put Kilmallock back in three point pole.
Eoin Burchill then ended the tit for tat nature of the clash and pushed the hosts cushion to two before Tommy Heffernan all but put the game to bed with his sides fifth before half time.
Some inspired saves by Brian Collopy in the Carew goals kept the Hoops out until Chris Todd backheeled in a late corner to make it six for Kilmallock . The game had a relaxed feel to it as both sides are out of contention in the title race as well as being well clear of relegation. Premier league will break for Oscar Traynor on Sunday with Lawson quarter finals for both Kilmallock and Carew to look forward to in April.